Racism prevented Herman Flora's drive to reach the Pinnacle of Scouting at a period of historically heightened segregation. Now 90, he was watching his grandson become an Eagle Scout when Herman got a surprise.
He was recognized for his own work as a Scout more than 70 years ago. He says Scouting prepared him for a future to defend his nation, attend Howard University and succeed in real estate. "Scouting is what made me what I am," he said.